Latest from the Head Master’s Desk : 24 July 2015

It is great to have all the boys and staff back on campus after the three week break.  As I mentioned in my last report, many of our boys were involved in numerous school and provincial competitions of the Holidays.  We will provide you with results of these as we receive them.  This is a very busy term and I want to highlight a few activities that will take place in the next two weeks.  
We have done the voting for the 2016 Prefects on Wednesday.  This will be followed by an interview process.  It is very important that we have the right boys in place for next year.  Having said that, I also know that we have many boys who are outstanding leaders already and I am confident that we will have the right calibre of boys that can lead us in 2016. 
We are fully involved on the sports’ fields this weekend with 12 Football teams, the Crawford La Lucia Sevens Tournament and the Softball against Amanzimtoti and Glenwood.  We also have Golf on Monday and Indoor Hockey next week. 
On Monday we also have the Blood bank visit.  There is a serious shortage of blood in the province and I have encouraged the boys to support this effort on Monday.  We also have our Inter-House Athletics on Wednesday and then on Saturday next week our Matric Dance.  This is one of the highlights for our boys.  In that regard, I want to appeal to parents to ensure that their boys are kept safe.  They need to know where they are going before and after the dance and to stay in contact with them.  In my opinion, these before and after parties are unnecessary but I also know that they do take place and boys are under pressure to attend them.   
The Academic Reports are issued on Wednesday 29 July.  This will be a true reflection of how much work your son has mastered.  As parent, you will have to go through it in detail with your son and if you need to intervene then do it.  I have called for a meeting with Grade 12 Parents of boys who have struggled in one or more subjects last term and this is scheduled for Wednesday 29 July. 
I want to again appeal to parents to encourage their sons to participate and get involved in the activities on offer at the school and to then support them in these activities. Before you know it, they are out of school and out of you house.  

L M Erasmus

14th Head Master

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